Thursday, September 4, 2014

Blog #1: Artist Statement



My name is Lem(onia) Giampilis.

My form of artsy fartsyness is in my writing. I cannot draw, paint, sculpt, or play music. I can sing on key, but my voice sounds like nails on a chalkboard. But, writing is where I tend to shine.

I was born in 1991 in Queens to immigrant parents from Greece. Yes, I speak Greek. No, I do not apply Windex on my skin ailments. I am a General Media Studies major and an English Literature minor. My dream is to work in Television Production once I graduate from college.

Eleanor Roosevelt once said "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." Eleanor Roosevelt was a smart lady. I hold this quote close to my heart, and it has helped me realize that my dream, in a general sense, is to work in the vast world of media.

Growing up, I had my fair share of playtime at the park, and trips to the movies with my friends. But, my favorite past-time to this day was always sitting in front of the television. My parents used to yell at me and tell me to stop sitting so close to the television screen. They were getting sick and tired of watching "Full House" all the darn time, even after the show was canceled in 1995. As I grew older I was watching less sitcoms and more dramas. "One Tree Hill" was my favorite as a teenager. Television has come a long way since 1939. It has become so prominent, that I would much rather sit at home and catch up on my DVR recordings than go out to see the new Marvel movie at the theater.

With that said, I would love to be a writer of a television sitcom. Not really the head writer of a television sitcom, per se, but I would love to contribute my humor to the media, in the form of television. At this point, I would even love to work on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon". Fallon and I have a similar sense of humor, and I think he would appreciate what I have to bring to the table.

I hope that by the time the class is over, I become a step closer to living my dream of a career in the media world. I want the world to appreciate my work. I hope the world is ready for me. Because I sure am.